Fix the Pain

76 million Americans suffer from pain each day.  Pain / discomfort is usually the symptom that causes an individual to seek medical treatment.  Patients typically believe that successful health care should relieve, or at least minimize pain and human suffering.

Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.

More than half of all hospitalized patients experienced pain in the last days of their lives and although therapies are present to alleviate most pain for those dying of cancer, research shows that 50-75% of patients die in moderate to severe pain.

Seven in ten Americans feel that pain research and management should be one of the medical community’s top priorities.